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The Brothers Karamazov

The Brothers Karamazov


by Fyodor Dostoevsky

Analysis: Allusions

When authors refer to other great works, people, and events, it’s usually not accidental. Put on your super-sleuth hat and figure out why.

  • The Bible (1.5.1; 1.5.2; 1.5.6; 2.2.21; 3.1.13; 3.7.31; 5.3.4; 5.4.21; 5.5.10; 6.2; 6.3; 7.4; 11.4.26; 12.13.1)
  • Nikolai Gogol, Dead Souls (8.7.52; 12.6.2; 12.9.3)
  • Voltaire
    • Candide (10.6.13)
    • "To the Author of a New Book on the Three Impostors" (1.4.8; 5.3.4; 10.6.9)

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